Elpida Memory Inc. Monday introduced a low power 256Mbit x32 single data rate SDRAM consuming as low as 263 milliwatts for digital cameras and other handheld devices.
The new x32 SDRAM operates at 166MHz in a JEDEC-standard 90-ball FBGA package. It comes in two versions: a 2.5V 8K word address size drawing 263 milliwatts power, and a 3.3V 4K word address size consuming 413 milliwatts power.
Elpida said the new monolithic SDRAMs offer a 60% power savings over multi-chip packages combining two 128Mbit chips.
Parts are sampling now with production slated for September.